Barnes & Noble Nook

  • Barnes & Noble Nook
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Based on 14 scores, 27 reviews available
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    2
  • Good:
    7
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Pros:

  • Large library with tens of thousands of e-books, as well as newspapers and magazines.
  • Online access via Wi-Fi.
  • Separate capacitive color touch-screen pad for navigation.

Cons:

  • Though performance has been significantly improved with firmware upgrades.
  • The device could still be zippier.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetNutz on

Posted in Home Gadget Reviews, ReviewsI have to admit I have had a life long love affair with books. I love the smell of a brand new paperback. I love the texture and heft of a leather bound book. In college my father gave me his copy of Plato’s...

By Blogcritics on

I have been a reader my entire life. To me, there is no greater joy than walking into a bookstore or library and just perusing the aisles looking at book after book, wondering which one I should choose next. Having over 2,000 books in my house is...

By eTech Reviews on

Amazon recently has launched the 3G variant of its Kindle which is ad-supported and is priced at $164. This all new Kindle is called the Kindle 3G With Special Offers, is almost similar to the $114 Wi-Fi ad-supported Kindle excluding for the...

By Gizmodo on

Tablets, tablets everywhere—even where you least expect them. So here's a question: Is Barnes & Noble's Nook Color a tablet or an ereader? It's actually something in between. And it's only $250... SpecsPrice: $250When: Shipping...

By BCCHardware on

Today we are going to take a look at the Barnes & Noble nook eBook reader. While this won't be a full-fledged review, it will show some of the details, features and benefits that the nook has to offer. For full disclosure, I purchased the nook...

By cnet on 80

For the moment, the Wi-Fi-only version of the Barnes & Noble Nook is the best e-reader you can buy for less than...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

With wireless capability and the Android operating system, the Nook is a strong competitor for the best...

By G4tv.com on 80

Video Review: 2010 means it's time to upgrade your reading skills, which means taking on Barnes & Noble's new feature rich eReader. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the Nook with its E Ink display, color touch screen and more for...

By Computer Shopper on 75

With its secondary touch screen and unique features, the Nook e-reader is on par with Amazon's Kindle. But in these days of the iPad and speedy smartphones, $260 is pricey for a sluggish device that does only one thing well....

By Wired UK on 60

Editor's note: 2010 is likely to be a major year for e-book readers, either to prove their usefulness or confirm their place in the digital tome of Who's Nobody? For that reason, we have reviewed the Barnes & Noble Nook -- an innovative and...

By MobileTechReview on 80

What a difference a few months makes! The nook has moved from "no thank you" to "yes, I'll take one" in our book. There are a few things we'd like to see addressed: most important being a go to page number feature, but there are certainly no...

By LaptopMag on 80

A software update brings improved performance and more features to Barnes & Noble's dual-screen...

By PCWorld on 60

Poky performance that may or may not be owing simply to an as-yet-unresolved software issue makes an unqualified recommendation of this attractive, innovative device impossible....

By PC Advisor on 70

If the promised software update dramatically improves performance, the Barnes & Noble Nook could emerge as a worthy competitor to the Kindle 2. But it's current sluggish performance, along with the caveats about the LCD's interaction with the...

By Macworld on 60

E-books have numerous benefits. Eliminating paper saves resources. E-book readers take up little room in travelers' backpacks and purses, and yet can store the equivalent of a whole bookshelf. You don't have to go anywhere to buy or borrow an...

By Brighthand on

Even though the Barnes & Noble nook is still somewhat rough around the edges, especially as compared to the Amazon Kindle 2, I simply love it. Everything works as promised, and my only frustrations are related to my (admittedly gigantic) library of...

By The Gadgeteer on

The era of the eBook reader is now upon us. Two years ago the Sony PRS-500 eBook Reader came out to little attention. At that time, a lot of people said that eBooks would never catch on. When Amazon released their first generation Kindle, people...

By Gear Diary on

The Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader has been touted by some as a Kindle-killer, and after what seemed like a ridiculously long wait, when mine finally showed up today I was ready to be wowed. It’s not that I don’t already enjoy reading...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 75

B&N's playfully-named NOOK brings several game-changing features to the e-Reader product...

By Wired on 60

You can imagine that Barnes & Noble, with 774 stores scattered across suburban strip-mall America, finally got fed up with the way Amazon's Kindle dominates the e-book market. "I know," some B&N exec must have said. "Let's pull an Apple move on...